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Soloists of musical theaters in Russia and Europe will perform at the Chaliapin Festival

"Chaliapin-festival" will be held on August 10-11 in the village of Gagino in the temple complex, where the great Russian bass was married.

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The program will be attended by soloists of leading musical theaters in Moscow and abroad with concert programs "With Love for History" and "Journey through Times and Styles."

On August 11, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Mozart and Salieri” will be performed, in concert which will be attended by Vladimir Baykov, soloist of the Hamburg State Opera and Yaroslav Abaimov, artist of the Moscow New Theater.

Also on the first day of the festival will be exhibitions of the Russian National Museum of Music, interactive programs for children and a screening of the film by George Pabst “Don Quixote” (1933) with Fedor Chaliapin in the title role.

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On August 12, folklore groups of the Sergiev Posad city district will perform on the territory of the temple. In addition, a wedding ceremony will be held on this day in the temple complex. This tradition was restored in 2018 at the first festival, which was held in the year of the 145th anniversary of the birth of Russian bass and the 120th anniversary of the wedding of Fedor Chaliapin and Italian prima ballerina Iola Tornagi.

Entrance to the festival is free. A free bus to the site will run from Buzhaninovo station.

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The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian National Museum of Music.

Fedor Chaliapin (1873–1938) – an outstanding opera singer (bass), soloist of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theaters, as well as the Metropolitan Opera, artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater. He was the first cultural figure in Russia to whom the title of People's Artist was awarded. On August 8 (July 27 according to the old style) of 1898, Chaliapin and the Italian prima ballerina Iola Tornagi got married in the village of Gagino.

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